2211 All That I’ve Got (I’m Gonna Give It To You) – Billy Preston (1970)

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All That I’ve Got (I’m Gonna Give It To You)

This song was written by Billy Preston and Doris Troy. It was recorded by Billy Preston in 1969. The recording was produced by George Harrison and features George Harrison on bass guitar and Ringo Starr on drums. The song was released as a single on the Apple Records label in 1970. The B-side was As I Get Older which was produced by Ray Charles.

1840 Eleanor Rigby – Ray Charles (1968)

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A Portrait Of Ray.

Eleanor Rigby was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1966. Ray Charles recorded the song in 1968. It was released on his 1968 album A Portrait Of Ray. The song was released as a single with Understanding on the B-side. It reached number thirty-six on the UK Singles chart and number thirty-five on the Billboard chart.

1625 Yesterday – Ray Charles (1967)

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Invites You To Listen.

This song was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1965. Ray Charles recorded the song in 1967. It was released on his album Invites You To Listen. The song was also released as a single with Never Had Enough Of Nothing Yet on the B-side. The single reached number twenty-five on the Billboard chart and number forty-four on the UK Singles chart.

1181 Tell The Truth – Ray Charles (1960)

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Tell The Truth.

This song was written by Lowman Pauling and was first recorded by The “5” Royales in 1958. It was recorded live by Ray Charles at Herndon Stadium, Alabama in 1959. It was released on the 1960 album Ray Charles In Person. Both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr owned a copy of the album. Tell The Truth was released as a single in 1960 with You Be My Baby on the B-side. In America the B-side was Sweet Sixteen Bars.In 2015 Ringo Starr named Tell The Truth as his favourite song of all time.

1127 Live In Concert – Ray Charles (1964)

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Live In Concert.

This live album by Ray Charles was recorded at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California in September 1964. The album was produced by Sid Feller and released on the ABC- Paramount label in 1964. The album was re-released in 1965 and was released in the UK on the HMV label in 1965. The album contained twelve tracks including live versions of I Gotta Woman, Hallelujah, I Love Her So, and What’d I Say. Ringo Starr owned a copy of the 1964 pressing.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Opening
2) Band : Swing A Little Taste
3) I Gotta Woman
4) Margie
5) You Don’t Know Me
6) Hide Nor Hair
Side 2
1) Baby, Don’t You Cry
2) Makin’ Whoopee
3) Hallelujah, I Love Her So
4) Don’t Set Me Free
5) What’d I Say
6) Finale

1122 Sweet & Sour Tears – Ray Charles (1964)

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Sweet & Sour Tears.

This concept album by Ray Charles was recorded in 1964. It was produced by Sid Feller and Ray Charles and was released on the ABC- Paramount label. In the UK it was released on the HMV label. It contained twelve tracks including Cry, A Tear Fell, and Cry Me A River. Ringo Starr owned a copy of this album.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Cry
2) Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
3) A Tear Fell
4) No One To Cry To
5) You’ve Got Me Crying Again
6) After My Laughter Came Tears
Side 2
1) Teardrops From My Eyes
2) Don’t Cry, Baby
3) Cry Me A River
4) Baby, Don’t You Cry
5) Willow, Weep For Me
6) I Cried For You

0694 Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles (1961)

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Percy Mayfield and Ray Charles.

This song was written by Percy Mayfield in 1960. It was first recorded by Ray Charles in 1961. It was released as a single with The Danger Zone on the B-side. It reached number one on the Billboard chart and the R&B chart. It reached number six on the UK Singles chart. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by Paul. It was also part of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes’ repertoire and was sung by Ringo during Starr Time. The song has also been recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis and The Animals.

0642 Sweet Georgia Brown – Ray Charles (1961)

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Dedicated To You.

Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey wrote this song in 1925. It was first recorded in 1925 by Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra and that version reached number one. Since then it has been recorded by Ethel Waters, Cab Calloway and Ella Fitzgerald. Ray Charles recorded his version in 1960 and it was released in 1961 on the album Dedicated To You. The Beatles recorded a version of the song in 1962. Tony Sheridan later overdubbed his vocals. That version was first released on the German EP Ya Ya later that year. Tony Sheridan re-recorded his vocals with changed lyrics in 1964. That version was released as a single in America. A third version by Tony Sheridan was released on the album Just A Little Bit Of Tony Sheridan in 1964.

Now Hear This : Sweet Georgia Brown – Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers (1962)
Sweet Georgia Brown – The Beatles With Tony Sheridan (1964)
Sweet Georgia Brown – Tony Sheridan (1964)

0641 Ray Charles In Person – Ray Charles (1960)

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Ray Charles In Person.

This live album was recorded by Ray Charles at Herndon Stadium in Alabama in 1959. DJ Zenas “Daddy” Sears recorded the album from the audience using a single microphone. One track, Yes, Indeed!, was recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958. The album contained seven tracks in total including live versions of The Right Time and What’d I Say. The first and last track featured Marjorie Hendricks on vocals. The album was released on Atlantic in 1960. Both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr owned a copy of this album.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) The Right Time
2) What’d I Say
3) Yes Indeed!
4) The Spirit-Feel
Side 2
1) Frenesi
2) Drown In My Own Tears
3) Tell The Truth

0633 Sticks And Stones – Ray Charles and His Orchestra (1960)

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Paul McCartney watching Ray Charles on TV.

This song was written by Titus Turner and recorded by Ray Charles and His Orchestra in 1960. It was released as a single with Worried Life Blues on the B-side. It reached number two on the R&B chart. The song has also been recorded by Billy Fury and The Tornados, The Zombies, The Righteous Brothers and The Kingsmen among others. Merseybeat group The Four Just Men recorded a version of the song in 1964. It was later released in 2005 on the album Unearthed Merseybeat Vol 3. Lee Curtis and The All-Stars covered the song in 1965. Their version was released on the album It’s Lee. Sticks and Stones was part of The Beatles’ repertoire.

Now Hear This : Sticks And Stones – Lee Curtis and The All-Stars (1965)
Sticks And Stones – The Four Just Men (2005)